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  • How much sugar is sneaking into your diet?

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    The American Heart Association was featured on KARE 11 yesterday!
  • New Study: E-cigarettes could cut smoking-related deaths by 21 percent

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    E-cigarettes could lead to a 21 percent drop in deaths from smoking-related diseases in those born after 1997, according to a study published in Nicotine & Tobacco Research. The study, funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National...
  • Pokémon Go Brings Video Games Outside

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    Pokémon Go is getting players physically moving in the real world, a change from the stereotypical stationary screen time usually associated with gaming. The app works by allowing GPS to track the gamer’s location, which in turn moves the...
  • Share Your Story: Hayden Grimm

    Meet Hayden, the 2016 Cedar Rapids Heart Walk Ambassador!
  • Share Your Story: Bill O'Neal

    A local teacher is recovering from a hands-on lesson in medical emergencies he gave his students and fellow teachers two months ago.
  • Share Your Story: Lexie Amerin

    Having this surgery doesn’t mean that it’s over.
  • August Recess

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    We are looking for volunteers to take a meeting with their member of Congress while they are back in their district offices this August.
  • Participate in your local August Recess!

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    Volunteer to take a meeting with your member of Congress while they are in town this August!
  • Norman is Why!

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    Meet one of our top volunteers, Norm Petrik
  • Advocate Spotlight: Janelle Steinberg

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    Janelle Steinberg has a passion for life. She believes in the impact one person can make, and the bigger impact that can be made when people work together toward a common goal. It's why she's chosen to be involved with the American Heart Association...
  • Advocate Spotlight: Dr. Karen Larimer

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    My Family is Why!
  • Study: Increasing number of U.S. adults living with congenital heart defects

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    2.4 million people were living with these medical conditions in the United States in the year 2010.
  • Teen Smoking is Down. So What's the Bad News?

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    Erin Grace, columnist for the Omaha World Herald, recently shared her perspective on the CDC's recent survey about teen smoking. The survey results, showing a reduction in teen smoking rates, should be a positive step toward reducing the impact of...
  • Share Your Story: Shelley Wyant

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    When I returned to the office for a 1 p.m. meeting, it then happened; sudden cardiac arrest.
  • Pierre Recognized for Health Goals

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    We applaud the city of Pierre for recently being recognized for their commitment to health and wellness goals. Two key components to achieving optimum cardiovascular health is good nutrition and exercise. When communities are on board to support healthy...
  • Advocate Spotlight: Amy Marsh

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    Amy Marsh has worked in emergency medicine for 25 years. Recently, Amy was awarded the 2016 Emergency Services Award sponsored by the South Dakota VFW. Amy has been a reliable partner in our efforts to raise awareness for the importance of CPR and AEDs...
  • The Sodium 411

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    Thinking about reducing the sodium in your and your family’s diet? You’ve come to the right place! We’ll show you how extra salt sneaks into your diet and how it hurts your health, and share tips for kissing the excess salt goodbye....
  • State Capitol Adopts New Healthy Eating Program

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    According to the American Heart Association, obesity costs U.S. businesses more than $12 billion a year in medical expenses. According to health officials in North Dakota, those costs could plummet if more workplaces adopted a healthy eating program....
  • American Heart Association Celebrates Lifesaving Victory as Missouri Becomes 34th State to Provide CPR Training in Schools

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    Governor Nixon has signed Senate Bill 711 to equip a new generation of Show-Me State lifesavers; More than 60,000 Missouri students to be newly trained in first year of law’s implementation
  • Advocate Spotlight: AHA Volunteer Jill Duis

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    Congratulations to Nebraska AHA Advocate Jill Duis on recently being honored with the Leadership Champion Award by Work Well in Lincoln. This award recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to the advancement of personal health or...
  • Share Your Story:Susan O'Brien

    You don’t have to be overweight and out of shape to have a heart problem.
  • Share Your Story - Shareena Turley

    Struggling to form her words, she slurred, "Please help me".
  • Share Your Story - Tatum Henderson

    By raising awareness we raise dollars, with those dollars additional research is funded, and research saves lives.
  • New Video Teaches CPR; CPR Saves Another Life

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    During CPR week, the American Heart Association launched a new video intended to encourage everyone to learn the life-saving skill of CPR. This new video demonstrates how easy it is to learn the steps to save a life. CPR week is an opportunity to raise...
  • Advocate Spotlight: Rae O'Neill

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    My Grandpa is Why!